Best Practices

Local sections are encouraged to share information about programs, events, activities and procedures which have contributed to the successful operation of their section. These “best practices” can then be adopted or adapted for use by other sections.  If you have resources to share, please contact the Local Sections Committee.


Best Practices – Meetings and Programs

Learn best practices on meeting and program from the ANS Eastern Washington Section, winner of the 2019 Local Section Meritorious Award for Best Meetings and Programs. Presented by Consuelo Guzmán-Leong.

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Best Practices – Membership

Learn best practices on membership recruitment from the ANS Oak Ridge – Knoxville Section, winner of the 2019 Local Section Meritorious Award for Best Membership. Presented by Tara Pandya.

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Interactive Nucleus App

Learn how your section can get involved in a collaborative effort with University of South Carolina Aiken Computer Engineering faculty and students to develop a smart device application that will allow students to create any isotope and discover their isotope’s physical properties and uses. Presented by: Bill Wabbersen, ANS-Savannah River Section

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Navigating Nuclear

Learn about ANS partnership with Discovery Education and the Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM program. This new, dynamic, standards-aligned program offers new resources available for your section to use in our K-12 outreach. Presented by: Janice Lindegard, ANS Education Specialist

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Benefits of ANS Membership

This presentation can be used by all ANS local and student sections to promote national ANS membership. Use this template before introducing the speaker. Customize the slide deck to promote an upcoming event or opportunities available at your local level.

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WordPress Tutorial: Local Section Websites

Learn about the new local section website template and how to manage the administrative dashboard. Presented by Tracy Coyle.

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Divi Theme Tutorial – learn the basics

Nuclear In My Back Yard Grant Program

Learn about OPD’s new grant opportunity for local sections. Presented by Vince Gilbert.

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View the Recording (MP4) – starts at 19:54

How to Host a Scouting Workshop

Learn how to plan and launch a scouting program in your area.

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SAMPLE: Pittsburgh Section (PDF)

How to Build a Teachers’ Workshop Program in Your Area

Learn how to plan and launch a K-12 teachers’ program in your area.

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Nuclear Explorers: Informal Education Program for Youth

Learn how to plan and launch a Nuclear Explorers program in your area.

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National Program Committee

An overview of the ANS National Program Committee and hosting topical meetings.  Presented by Charles “Chip” Martin, NPC Chair, Sunday, June 17, 2018 (Philadelphia, PA)

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The Nuclear Engineering PE Exam and Professional Engineering Licensure

This presentation provides general information for promoting the Nuclear Engineering PE exam to local section members. Slides can be edited to fit your section’s information. Created by the ANS Professional Engineering Examination Committee for use by local sections.

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American Nuclear Society (ANS) Conference – Tritium 2016

April 17-22, 2016, Charleston, South Carolina Prepared by:

  • Dr. Robert P. Addis, General Chair
  • Dr. James E. Klein, Technical Program Chair

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Elements of Section Vitality

Learn about key practices to keep your section alive and active.

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NENY – ANS: Path to Re-energize

Learn how the Northeastern New York Section took steps to revitalize their section.

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Section Management and Public Information

Learn what the Savannah River Section does to keep in good standing.

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